Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

A small part of me just died. *sigh*

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

So many other bloggers will write about this until the cows come home. I just sincerely hope that Apple will continue to make stylish designs with the same industrial design excellence and utility for which they are so well known. One should never abuse the loyalties of the “Artiste2” crowd.

(Via Daring Fireball.)

Of course one of the best quotes I can find about the announcement’s reception:

The news that Apple Computer is switching to Intel has not been met with wailing and gnashing of teeth, as many had predicted, nor did any Mac fans throw themselves in front of a trolley car.

Clearly written by someone who knows the Mac community.

1Don’t remind me about the Newtonâ„¢

2 A co-worker’s exact words were “UNPRINTABLE” — I suppose that is politically incorrect, but I might be one of them so I cannot decide how I feel about it.

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